On Tuesday, President Donald Trump furiously took to Twitter, blasting the effort to impeach him over the Ukraine scandal as a “lynching” and threatening that a future Republican Congress will cook up charges against a Democratic president.
Trump’s outburst did not impress many commenters on social media, who quickly dogpiled him in criticism and mockery:
You are seriously comparing your impeachment to hate crimes against African-Americans?
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 22, 2019
A “lynching?” Seriously? How DARE you? Your insensitivity is stunning. Your blatant racism is disgusting. YOU are despicable…
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) October 22, 2019
— Liddle’ Nelson Wendella (@nelsonwendella) October 22, 2019
The President of the United States, whose racist views are very well known, just compared the constitutional impeachment inquiry into his wrongdoing to a lynching – the disgusting racist hangings of black people throughout American history.
There is no bottom. https://t.co/SUCBqhIk1H
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) October 22, 2019
You deeply dumb slug, impeachment is the due process
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) October 22, 2019
Hmmmm from a “coup” to a “lynching.”
What’s next— “dismemberment”?
— JΛKΣ (@USMCLiberal) October 22, 2019
Not sure lynching is mentioned in the Constitution, Im positive it isnt, but Impeachment certainly is.
If you could read, you would understand this.
— Al Prior (@AlrantAl) October 22, 2019
“ lynching”said the guy who took out adds trying to kill the Central Park 5 ..
— Jill (@Jilly379) October 22, 2019
CNN poll – highest level of support for impeaching and removing each president:
W Bush 30
This is one case where Trump can honestly say he is outpolling his predecessors.
— IM🍑MENT (@DirkDig99726848) October 22, 2019
This is the first time Trump has used the word “lynching” as president, on Twitter or out loud. pic.twitter.com/540h8Cdtgo
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 22, 2019
A lynching?! 4,743 people were lynched in the US between 1882 – 1968, incl. 3,446 African Americans. Lynchings were crimes against humanity and an ugly part of our nation’s history of racial violence and brutality
Sickened to see Trump’s gross misappropriation of this term today pic.twitter.com/L8Oi9m8xRk
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) October 22, 2019
The sad part is that Trump’s idiot hordes will agree that impeachment is a “lynching.” Hell, they’ll probably say it’s a crucifixion. They already think he’s Jesus.
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) October 22, 2019
Trump — who has made racist remarks, targeted Black lawmakers in his rhetoric, and called white supremacists and nationalists “very fine people” — compared the impeachment inquiry to “lynching,” killings at the behest of white mobs intended to terrorize Black people.
— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) October 22, 2019
DESPICABLE! Trump mocks and belittles the thousands of African Americans lynched in our country by equating House Democrats following the US Constitution to a “lynching.” Trump is truly vile.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) October 22, 2019
President Trump needs to go to Alabama.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) October 22, 2019
Only Trump would use the word “lynching”… https://t.co/10tEJqLU67
— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) October 22, 2019
I cant believe people are normalizing Trump use of the word lynching. People died and lost family due to that word and the actions behind it. pic.twitter.com/8eBOa59QBG
— Ty (@Tksailor) October 22, 2019